Asarah B'Tevet

Category: Religious
Asarah B'Tevet around the world in 2023
Image: The Siege of Jerusalem Public Domain

About Asarah B'Tevet

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Asarah B'Tevet .
Dates of Asarah B'Tevet
2023 Various Jan 3, Dec 22
International Jan 3, Dec 22
InternationalFri, Dec 22Observances Holiday
InternationalTue, Jan 3Observances Holiday
Israel Jan 3, Dec 22
IsraelFri, Dec 22Observances Holiday
IsraelTue, Jan 3Observances Holiday
2021 Various Dec 14
InternationalTue, Dec 14Observances Holiday
IsraelTue, Dec 14Observances Holiday
2020 Various Jan 7, Dec 25
International Jan 7, Dec 25
InternationalFri, Dec 25Observances Holiday
InternationalTue, Jan 7Observances Holiday
Israel Jan 7, Dec 25
IsraelFri, Dec 25Observances Holiday
IsraelTue, Jan 7Observances Holiday
Find out the dates, history and traditions of Asarah B'Tevet.
Where is Asarah B'Tevet observed in 2023?
IsraelJan 3, Dec 22

Tenth of Tevet, the tenth day of the Hebrew month of Tevet, is a fast day in Judaism. 

Asarah be-Tevet is a Jewish fast day commemorating the beginning of the siege of Jerusalem by the Babylonians under King Nebuchadnezzar in 586 B.C. that was a prelude to the destruction of the First Temple.

According to the Second book of Kings Chapter 25, Nebuchadnezzar and his army arrived at Jerusalem and encamped around it on the tenth day of the tenth month. This began the siege of Jerusalem. On the 17th of Tammuz, eighteen months later, he broke through the city’s walls, and on Tisha B’av (9th day of Av), Solomon’s Temple was destroyed. 

It is one of the minor fasts observed from first morning light on the 10th day of the Jewish month of Tevet. to nightfall.

In Israel, it is also a day to remember the victims of the Holocaust. However, Jews outside Israel observe Yom haShoah as Holocaust Memorial Day.

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